Push Up Video Guide

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  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Compound
  • Push
  • Beginner
  • Shoulders
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Exercise Instructions

  1. The push up is one of the first exercises ever done to build strength and muscle! Kneel down on the floor and place your hands on the floor in front of you at around shoulder width apart. They should be around 36 inches apart. 
  2. Now take your knees off the floor and step back with your feet until your legs are outstretched and your toes are on the floor. Your body should be straight from head to toe. This is the starting position for the push up.
  3. Keeping your body straight, slowly lower your torso as low as possible without touching the floor.
  4. Pause, the raise back to the starting position. Do not lock your elbows out!
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Pushup Tips:

  1. Don't let your body sag in the middle during the set. Keep your mid-section tense!
  2. Use a full range of motion by allowing the body to get as close to the floor as possible without touching it.
  3. Use slow rep timing.
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Posted Tue, 10/15/2013 - 19:14
Swanny boot neck

During my time in the boots we were always to do pushups hands shoulder width appart chin up looking toward your misses blowing you kisses arms folding by your side body dropping to 3 inch from terrafirma.. (place a tennis ball under your chest)

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Posted Sat, 05/25/2013 - 15:07
sale

Site is good and useful but comments are hilarious :)

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Posted Thu, 03/28/2013 - 19:22
Lovepreet

its really really usefull....best for chest.

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Posted Thu, 03/28/2013 - 19:20
Lovepreet

thanks for advice sir, i like your website....its really useful for me....thank you very much sir.

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Posted Mon, 09/03/2012 - 15:59
Jared

Will the push up be more affective when the body is at an incline (diagonally) with the head facing down?

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Posted Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:46
Ranveer

This puts more emphasis on the shoulders.

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Posted Fri, 08/31/2012 - 11:55
moon

Best sir jay cutler

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Posted Sat, 08/25/2012 - 09:18
Imtiyaz

i like ur website

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Posted Tue, 04/24/2012 - 00:15
manish

nice advice

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Posted Wed, 04/11/2012 - 22:07
pardeep singh

Best exercises 4 chest punp

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Posted Sun, 03/11/2012 - 22:27
Yogesh padalkar

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